In April 2022, I was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. My proposal outlined a project to explore the controls on heat waves using conceptual (or “phenomenological”) models. I applied under the subarea of “Physics and Astronomy - Other (specify)”, which I filled in as “Climate physics”.
I was also awarded with an honorable mention for the award in the 2020 cycle. My proposal here outlined a plan to explore the heating mechanisms behind the solar wind. I applied under the “Physics and astronomy - astronomy and astrophysics” subarea for this application.
Below are my application materials for both cycles, as well as my reviewer comments for the 2022 application cycle. (Apparently I was too jaded about the award result in 2020 to save the reviewer comments… what do they know anyways?) Feel free to use these as reference!
Copyright to Adam Bauer, 2022. Freely use these documents so long as you cite them.